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robclem21 last won the day on October 7 2017

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  1. Like every other single thing applicants do, the answer is "it depends". There is a spectrum of style choices that you can make and there really is no way to know what will or will not hurt you during an interview. Obviously be yourself, but your choices should not be a distraction to interviewers. Just be smart and exercise good judgement.
  2. There are many people that share your opinion that call is not appealing, and that is completely fair. It is everyones right to choose a field because it may provide a better lifestyle that they are interested in. That being said, call is not a punishment, and your training from undergrad to becoming a practicing physician is not punishment. People who enter this field or are preparing to enter this field, do so because they love it and because they enjoy the challenge. It is important to recognize that this line of work is a commitment that goes on for your entire life. If you aren't ready to accept that, then this is not the career for you. The work you put into becoming a doctor is more than compensated with salary, job security, and opportunities to do something you truly love. Yes, you could've partied all the time in undergrad, but becoming a doctor doesn't mean you can't ever have fun. You should be able to strike a balance in your life. Having call, and being in school for 10-15 years after undergrad should not define your life. While it is a big part of it, part of your responsibility is to look out for your own mental health. Take some time to reflect on your lifestyle now and consider what you can do to make it sustainable.
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    This would not be plagiarism
  4. It is a non-peer reviewed publication, but Meridian is right. This will not help you for med school applications. Some people will included "theses" on their CV, but it is typically in a distinct section from peer-reviewed papers.
  5. Depends who reviews it. Some people are much more strict regarding the word limit, others allow some flexibility (not ideal but thats how it is). To be on the safe side, follow instructions.
  6. ^^ I think you may be the least qualified and educated person to be speaking on this subject. I'm actually at a loss for how to respond to your ignorance and arrogance.
  7. Medical schools care if it is peer-reviewed or not. Anything regarding the field or topic is not as important because what they are really interested in is that you understand the process and that applicants who say they have "research" experience have an appreciation of how to conduct and publish it. If you have nothing else to include under "Research", you could add publications in an undergraduate journal, but I wouldn't put much stock into it.
  8. I know many of both of those types and I agree with you.
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    med vs dent salary

    That doesn't seem accurate to me.
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    ABS Format

    Not sure how it currently works, when I applied there were some schools that considered and some that did not. I included the same way as published works and just made a note that it was under review. Most schools may ignore it though so if its tight for space would leave it out.
  11. I agree with everyone above. First you should worry about getting into medical school. Until then, everything else is just wishful thinking. Second, I also agree that you should not turn down an offer with the hopes of eventually getting into UBC. That may be a decision you regret forever. What most med school applicants don't realize is that as a medical student and resident, you will have relatively little control over your life (how much you work, where you work, sometimes even what specialty you will practice). All you can do is suggest your preferences, but at the end of the day, those decisions are all made for you. Took me a while to realize this, but its not one of the glamorous, advertised components of training in this field. It is good that you know what you want, but entering medicine, you should be prepared to make sacrifices.
  12. Also, for most residency programs, you will rotate (at least somewhat) between sites. You match to a program for residency, not a single hospital. As in, you would match to Surgery at UBC, not Vancouver General. As above, there definitely is a "home school advantage", but if there are reasons you prefer to go to medical school somewhere else I don't think you should let this sway you. There is a lot that can change over a 4 year program in terms of your preference for residency (location, specialty, etc.). Go somewhere you think you can be successful.
  13. This is the route I went with my essay when I applied (for what its worth)
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    UofT's ABS sketches

    They do not